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HOW TO PROPERLY TRANSPORT AN ACTIVE AQUARIUM



How to properly move an existing aquarium

Moving an aquarium to a new location is a task that many fish and amphibian enthusiasts may face in their daily lives. What is the difficulty? If the object is not an empty aquarium but an active, high capacity one, the responsibility increases several-fold, because not only the fragile construction but also all the aquarium inhabitants need to be looked after during the transfer.

What is the best thing to do in this situation? First of all, find out whether you can handle it yourself or whether you should call in an experienced transporter. Either way, it's up to you but we offer our help in the form of helpful tips and advice!


The best and safest way to ship

When it comes to transporting a large aquarium, we advise you to contact a specialised company. A reliable "Service Provider" takes care of that transport process and gives you peace of mind and a 100% guarantee that your aquarium and its inhabitants will be relocated safe and sound. What is the reason for this?

  • Companies of this type, taking on the obligation of providing services, take full responsibility in terms of timing, quality of performance and full safety of transported cargo. Therefore, it is not in their interest to compromise themselves. Reputation is of the utmost importance for many companies.
  • Well-proven specialized companies have all the necessary resources. They have at their disposal any shipping equipment, highly qualified movers, all the necessary packing materials, professional aquarists. And, overall, this allows them to deliver on time, safely and without problems.

Reliable transport is not possible without quality packaging!

If an aquarium is to be transported safe and sound, the correct packaging of a fragile object should be considered beforehand. There are many different packaging materials available today that, when used correctly, provide effective protection.

The most widely used packaging materials in practice:

Air bubble film. For packing aquariums, air bubble film is often used, it has many advantages, in particular moisture resistance, extraordinary lightness, provides good cushioning and protection for the cargo being transported.

Foam. This has excellent protection properties and can be used for packing aquariums of any size. There are different thicknesses and sizes of foam sheets, so you can choose the most suitable one for your case.

Wooden frames. Glass constructions with impressive dimensions and high weight should be best of all packed with special wooden crates manufactured for a particular construction and cargo size.

Corrugated board. Boxes, pallets, corrugated cardboard boxes have been around for many years, indicating their actual practicality and reliability. Corrugated cardboard is produced in different sizes, designs and strengths, depending on the number of layers.

How to correctly transport an existing aquarium

How to protect the aquarium inhabitants during transport

The main objective in transporting an existing aquarium is to reduce the risk of loss of life for the inhabitants. And the risks are plenty. They include temperature extremes, a lack of oxygen and simple stress that affects the most popular fish stock in aquariums in different ways. To avoid these nuisances, you should plan ahead down to the last detail.

  • Make sure you have thermo-boxes - special containers or boxes which can maintain a set temperature. This avoids sudden temperature fluctuations and reduces stress for the inhabitants. For this purpose, the fish are transferred into special bags with normal water temperature and enough oxygen to reach the place of unloading without problems.
  • Please make sure that the containers you will use for transporting the fish do not overcrowd them so that they cannot harm each other. Larger and smaller fish should not be placed in the same container.
  • It is not advisable to feed the fish before and during the trip. This way they can detoxify completely, and they will not contaminate the water on the way.
  • An important factor is to ensure the quality of the water in which the fish will be transported. Options are possible here, but the best and most convenient would be to leave the water that was before the move, only diluting it a little.

Thus, if all these precautions are taken and genuine care is taken, you can keep all your beloved aquarium inhabitants safe and sound.

Specifics of vehicle selection

  • Choose a car to transport the aquarium is based on its size, if you want to transport a small tank, you can do with the presence of their own car, carefully wrapped in advance and secure the object in transport that it accidentally fell down and not damaged.
  • For the delivery of heavy, bulky structures, it is best to use specialized equipment, with the presence of the cargo compartment mounting system. The aquarium should be well secured in the vehicle body so that it is immobilised as much as possible.
  • For bulky and heavy aquariums, it is worth ordering a vehicle equipped with a hydraulic lift. This facilitates loading and unloading during transportation. A special platform in a car serves as additional insurance during lifting and lowering of heavy construction.
  • It is important not only to pick the right truck, but also to consider the route of transportation. It needs to be calculated for the road surface to avoid jolting the load on the way in order to prevent it from being damaged.

Understanding the specifics of transportation of active aquarium, we can conclude whether you can move it on their own or will need the help of professionals. In any case, one thing is important - everything must be organised correctly and a safe move for your aquarium kingdom is guaranteed!

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